Family learning can close the attainment gap and help end the ‘life-chance lottery’ by creating a culture of aspiration in every family.
Research shows: that parental involvement in children’s learning is a key factor in improving children’s academic attainment and achievements, as well as their overall behaviour and attendance. The role of parents during a child’s earliest years is the single biggest influence on their development. Good quality home learning contributes more to children’s intellectual and social development than parental occupation, education or income. A parent’s attitudes, aspirations and behaviour are all important, as is their ability to:
- understand their child’s day-to-day progress;
- undertake family learning together;
- talk regularly with their child about their learning.
For some parents, developing this confidence can be difficult ... especially if they also need help with their own literacy, language and numeracy skills.
Department for Education, April 2012
www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/families/a00203160/role-of-parents-in-childslearning;accessed March 2013.
Family Learning at Hardwick Primary School
At Hardwick Primary we weclome all parent/carers and the extended family to come along and take part in family learning with your child.
Summer Term 2017 timetable includes activities/classes that are all FREE - Cooking on a Budget (all ingredients provided FREE), Family ESOL English, Singapore Maths and First Aid.
We work in partnership with DALS/Family Learning Team at Derby City Council who fund all the above classes and the curriculum manager for Family Learning is Debbie Watson.
All classes are FREE and a FREE Creche is provided where possible.
Have FUN while learning together!!!
Mrs Bola ☺
Community and Extended Services Manager